I don’t own an iPad, but people who do think they are better informed and ultimately smarter than those who do NOT have one.
In general when asked, 56% of people said they are more up-to-date than their friends when it came to politics and current events, but 69% people WITH an iPad said the very same thing.
The same survey also brought out the POSERS - people who pretended to know more and be in the loop because they had an iPad. Apparently owing one also brings an unconscious pressure to at least portray the fact that your “in the loop.”
Me? I have a MOUSE PAD. It helps me move my mouse to sites that give me information. Maybe I should start carrying THAT around, so people are aware that I’m IN THE KNOW.